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2nd Old Meijin title

The first 14 years (1962-1975) the Meijin Title was sponsored by the Yomiuri newspaper. This period is known as "Old Meijin" or "Meijin (Yomiuri)". In 1976 the Asahi newspaper took over, and a new numbering started from 1.

Newcomers

The lowest three players from the previous year are demoted, and entrance matches determine which three new players are allowed to enter the League.

date black white result #mv sgf
1962-06-28 Suzuki Etsuo Seo Hisashi B+2 246 sgf
1962-06-28 Mukai Kazuo Miyamoto Naoki W+1 234 sgf
1962-06-28 Hayashi Yutaro Isogawa Masao B+R 209 sgf

League

Results (in the first column the white player, on the top row the black player). The ordering of the first six players is according to their results in the previous year. The last three are the winners of the entrance matches (in some order).

# player result 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Go Seigen 5-3 B+R W+R B+ W+6
2. Sakata Eio 7-1 W+13 W+11 W+2 W+3
3. Hashimoto Shoji 4-4 B+R B+R W+
4. Kitani Minoru 4-4 W+2 B+2 B+R W+R
5. Handa Dogen 3-5 B+R B+R B+3 B+
6. Fujisawa Hosai 5-3 B+R W+12 B+ W+
7. Miyamoto Naoki 5-3 W+1 W+34 B+4
8. Hayashi Yutaro 2-6 B+10 W+ B+6 B+
9. Suzuki Etsuo 1-7 B+R B+R B+R

Suzuki Etsuo, Hayashi Yutaro, and Handa Dogen are demoted.

2nd Old Meijin Title

game date black white result sgf
1 1963-08-04,05 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko B+1 sgf
2 1963-08-14,15 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+0 sgf
3 1963-08-23,24 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko W+13 sgf
4 1963-09-02,03 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio B+12 sgf
5 1963-09-12,13 Sakata Eio Fujisawa Shuko W+2 sgf
6 1963-09-21,22 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+R sgf
7 1963-09-29,30 Fujisawa Shuko Sakata Eio W+R sgf

Sakata Eio won 4-3.